Monday, April 4, 2016

Activating Public Spaces

This past Saturday I volunteered at the Green Market on a project with the DDA and a couple Gehl Architects people, who flew down from SF and NYC, to see and quantify how people use and activate a public space. Along with pedestrian and cyclist counts, volunteers were out holding umbrellas to provide market patrons with much needed shade, conducted surveys, and encouraged people to shout into the megaphone what they love about Downtown West Palm Beach. The megaphone was created by Beju, a locally well-known sculptor and artist who has been very actively engaged in the community to activate art in public places. The idea was to engage the public in discourse and open the dialogue to improving our urban environment.

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The most awesome part, aside with collaborating with like-minded individuals, was seeing the sheer number of cyclists out and about! Even on SkyBikes.
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Raphael, our DDA Executive Director and one of our best political advocates, riding the megaphone back to HQ
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Cool vintage Raleigh
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